Software Development & Coding Academy

Two-Week Academy | Ages 12-18

Software Development & Coding Academy

Two-Week Academy | Ages 12-18

Create, Run and Build Software Like a Professional

Java is the most widely used programming language and React is the industry standard for cross-platform application development. Students will have the opportunity to open many doors with the knowledge and know-how to use Java and React to develop apps, games, and drawings. Students first study Java then use React to develop mobile applications for multiple platforms including iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile.

Week 1, Intro to Java Programming: At the beginning of the week, students will learn to use Processing commands to learn the basics of programming and create their own drawings and animations. By the end of the week, students will learn Object Oriented Programming in Java to create multi-class games or applications.

Week 2, Mobile App Development with React: At the beginning of the week, students will learn to weave together new skills in React, HTML, Javascript, and CSS to create useful and fun apps. By the end of the week, students will learn to create strong UIs and apps or games of their choice. Solve a problem, or just make something fun!

Join Digital Media Academy for this two-week academy to develop your own software development and coding expertise.

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Laptop 1:1, Java + Processing

Ages: 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Laptop 1:1, Java + Processing

Ages: 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

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Get ready for fun and impactful learning with our spring and summer Virtual Tech Camps with STEAM and project-based learning. Click on the link to the week that works for you to learn more.

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • The power of programming as a tool
  • An understanding of coordinated systems
  • Physics including velocity and gravity
  • Variables, loops, logic, conditionals, and more
  • App development principles including
  • UI/UX design Responsive design, prototyping, and testing
  • Advanced programming techniques
  • Arrays, data structures, and object oriented design
  • React Native software development
  • Components and web language programming

What Students Create

  • Drawings and animations
  • A game like Breakout
  • A game story or animation of their choice
  • A game of life simulation
  • A music visualization
  • An image filter and manipulation
  • A GUI

Software Development and Coding Courses

Computer code runs your devices and the world. Our Programming courses prepare students with the skills they need to develop their own apps and games in languages such as C#, and Java. React Native is the most widely used framework to develop mobile applications and games for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. Students leave our computer programming courses with skills nad knowledge that sets them on the path to a career in computer science and engineering. As a result of Student’s experience with Java and React they will have the foundational building blocks of an industry professional. Explore more coding and artificial intelligence courses.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need a mobile phone?

A relatively new Android or iOS phone is HIGHLY recommended.

“There are very few places that can offer an experience in programming like the Digital Media Academy can. With great instructors, friendly students, and an excellent environment to learn in, it’s an experience that can’t be beat!”

Albert F.

Mobile App Development with React

Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff are experienced and trained to provide a learning environment that is safe and ideal for learning.